2017 Paul Hansell Contest Deadline Extended To Sept. 25

Entries have opened for the Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism. The contest is open to all individuals who write for a Florida newspaper. The winner receives $1,000. The late Paul Hansell was a long-time Associated Press bureau chief in Florida and a former member of FSNE.

Deadline for the contest has been extended to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The rules are:

* The award is for overall excellence in reporting and writing, either news or editorials, by an individual writing for a Florida newspaper. Judges will pay particular attention to the sum of a writer’s work, its range and diversity.

* Newspapers must submit the entry on the FSNE contest platform located here: https://florida.awardsplatform.com

* Submit all entries in the “001. Paul Hansell Award” category.

* For purposes of judging, each entry is limited to 10 articles. However, entries may include additional back-up materials to give judges an overview of the scope of the writer’s work. A maximum of 15 attachments is allowed per entry.

* If the entry includes links to the paper’s website, they must be free of paywall restrictions or instructions must be included on how to bypass the paywall.

* The material submitted must have been published in a Florida newspaper during the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2016. If the work has extended over a longer period, it must have included significant development during the last 12 months.

* The entry fee is $50, payable to FSNE.

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